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Step Up, Stand Out, Join the Movement

Are you a high school student passionate about making a positive impact on mental health in your community? 


Do you believe in spreading messages of acceptance, connection, resiliency, and hope?


If yes, then the Ryan Bartel Foundation Teen Ambassador Program is calling YOU to be a part of something extraordinary!

Your Role:

  • Spread Positivity: Champion hope and acceptance in innovative ways.

  • Be a Leader: Gain mentorship from industry leaders and hone your leadership skills.

  • Educate & Empower: Deepen your understanding of mental health and become a resource for others.

  • Collaborate & Innovate: Work on groundbreaking projects and campaigns with like-minded teens.

  • Be an agent of change

Are You ready to step up?

Save the date
The Application Window opens March 1 - April 30.

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Who We are:


The Ryan Bartel Foundation is dedicated to empowering teens, like you, to be the voice for your peers. As a Teen Ambassador, join us in leading a movement that champions mental wellness, kickstarts meaningful conversations, and fosters an inclusive and supportive community

Teen Ambassador Candidate Description
Who Can Join?

All rising 10th - 12th graders in Loudoun County public or private high schools. We’re looking for the next generation of change-makers.

The Details

What You’ll achieve:  • Elevate Your Skills: Advance your mental health literacy and leadership capabilities. • Drive Real Change: Build the confidence to support peers facing mental health challenges. • Challenge the Norm: Play a key role in de-stigmatizing discussions around mental health. • Earn and Learn: Accumulate community service hours and receive a Certificate of Completion. • Stand Out: Secure a Letter of Recommendation and special recognition for senior ambassadors.

Your commitment:  • Duration: A 12-month transformative journey from June 2024 - May 2025. • Time Investment: Minimum of 6 hours per month.

How You can join: • Apply Online: Jumpstart your journey at • Application Window: March 1-April 30. Don’t miss out!

Mark your calendar
The Application Window opens March 1 - April 30.
Fill out an interest form today!

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